The National Revenue Protection Taskforce of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), coordinated from the Ministry of Energy, has kicked off against illegal connection activities in all ECG operational areas.
The company made this announcement through a statement published on Thursday October 28, 2021.
“The taskforce teams, assisted by the security services, are authorised to check the integrity of ECG meters and service cables at customers’ premises to unearth any illegality”, the company said.
Therefore, customers are advised to inspect the ID cards of the members of the teams and co-operate fully in this all-important national exercise.
“Please note that ECG has the authority to prosecute persons engaged in such illegal acts within ECG network by an Executive Instrument (El) 38 of the Appointment of Public Prosecution Instrument (2010) ”, ECG warns.
Moreover, customers and the general public are hence being cautioned to do the right thing and stop illegal connections “since it amounts to a criminal offence and has dire consequences on the finances of the company, quality and reliable electricity supply and on the socio-economic development of the country”.
ECG also urges the general public to report any act of illegal connection to their nearest office or call the Taskforce via telephone number 0551444011 for an informant reward of 6% of the surcharged amount upon confirmation of the crime.
“The identities of informants remain strictly confidential.” the company assured.